CBS19: Spanberger to host town hall focused on veteran issues


Veterans living in the Seventh Congressional District of Virginia are invited to participate in a telephone town hall.

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and representatives from the Virginia Department of Veteran Services will be taking questions from residents on issues facing veterans and their families in the Commonwealth.

The town hall, which will take place Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., will be livestreamed on Spanberger’s website and Facebook page.

“All Virginians who have put on the uniform deserve to know that our country has their backs. While my team is committed to addressing the concerns of Seventh District veterans, I know our nation must do more to fully honor and recognize the selfless service and sacrifice of our bravest citizens,” she said. “Wednesday night’s event will be an opportunity for me to hear directly from Virginia veterans and their loved ones about their personal experiences and any issues they are having related to VA benefits, backlogged claims, mental health concerns, and more so I can better understand and fight in Congress for the support they need. I am grateful to the Virginia Department of Veterans Services for joining us once again to share their expertise and help reach those who need to hear it.”

Spanberger will also be talking about ongoing priorities in the U.S. House, such as the recently passed legislation to investigate the long-term, negative health impacts of jet fuel exposure on servicemembers.

That bill, the William Collins Jet Fuel Exposure Recognition Act, is named in honor of a U.S. Air Force veteran and resident of Louisa County who is living with Parkinson’s disease.

To join the town hall, call (833) 380-0670.

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